Bengaluru, 05 June 2023 – The Township Authority is thrilled to announce its recent certification with the prestigious IGBC Platinum Rating as a Green City Township. This remarkable achievement solidifies the township’s commitment to sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, and the well-being of its residents.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is the country’s leading authority in promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly developments. The IGBC Platinum Rating is the highest honor bestowed upon cities and townships that meet stringent sustainability criteria, making Electronics City a true pioneer in the green revolution.
“Obtaining this esteemed certification signifies the Township Authority’s unwavering dedication to preserving the environment, enhancing the quality of life for its residents, and creating a model for future urban development. By incorporating sustainable design principles, renewable energy solutions, and efficient resource management practices, the township has set an inspiring example for other communities to follow” says Dr. V. Veerappan, Chairman, ELCITA.
Some key highlights of the township’s sustainable initiatives include:
- Smart Energy Management: The township has implemented cutting-edge energy management systems, utilizing renewable energy sources such as solar panels and innovative energy-saving technologies. These efforts have significantly reduced the carbon footprint of the entire community.
- Water Conservation Measures: Through the implementation of rainwater harvesting systems, wastewater treatment plants, and efficient water distribution networks, the township has successfully conserved water resources and ensured sustainable usage across all sectors.
- Waste Management: ELCITA has put into operation a one-of-a-kind Sustainability Park consisting of a 1.6MLD STP and a 16 tons / day solid waste material recovery facility which will help meet its objectives of recycling sewage water and zero-waste to landfill.
- Green Spaces and Biodiversity Preservation: campuses within Electronics City Township boasts expansive green spaces, parks, and gardens that promote biodiversity and provide a harmonious connection with nature. These green areas not only enhance the visual appeal of the township but also contribute to improved air quality and overall well-being.
- Sustainable Transportation: The township’s comprehensive public and private transportation plan focuses on promoting mass travel and reducing vehicular emissions. The smart and sustainable bus stops offer commuters all conveniences including vending machines, digital information boards, CCTV cameras, solar power, rainwater harvesting and other features.
“Receiving the IGBC Platinum Rating demonstrates the Township Authority’s commitment to creating a sustainable, liveable, and future-proof city. This remarkable achievement would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of various stakeholders, including the member Industries, government bodies, architects, engineers, and environmental consultants” said Mr. Charles Hawkes, Township Development Officer, ELCITA.
Electronics City is now positioned as a shining example for other cities and townships across the nation, inspiring them to adopt sustainable practices and work towards a greener future. The Township Authority is confident that this certification will attract environmentally conscious businesses, residents, and investors, leading to further economic growth and prosperity.
As ELCITA celebrates this momentous achievement, it reaffirms its commitment to continually innovate and lead the way in sustainable urban development. The Township Authority remains dedicated to implementing new initiatives, nurturing a green mindset among its residents, and contributing to the global effort to combat climate change.